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Improving home entertainment and home automation systems one step at a time.

Better Router Solves Music Streaming Problems

A new customer’s MusicCast speakers kept dropping Pandora – A better router fixed this annoying issue. She loved the Yamaha MusicCast speakers in her home – when they worked. After one frustrating day of the speakers dropping Pandora about six times, she had as much...

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Moving a Home Theater System

Getting a new place to call home can be an exciting adventure. The act of moving, not so much. I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of moving. Because of this, I do everything I can to make the experience as painless as possible. Just to be...

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How Much Should a Home Theater Cost?

I’m often asked how much someone should spend on a home entertainment system. This is another one of those straightforward questions that has more than one answer. I will almost always answer the initial question with one of my own; what do you want to do? The answer...

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Setting Up A Home Entertainment System

When setting up a room for a home entertainment system, there are a number of things to take into account. First, what equipment is going into the room? Are you buying a whole new system or are you using existing equipment? Are you using a TV or a projector and a...

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Network Device Speeds And Distances

When talking about home theaters, we eventually start talking about Internet access for streaming services like Hulu, Netflix. and YouTube and access to hard drives on your network for your pictures, music library and videos. In addition, your Blu-ray player will want...

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An Experiment With Budget Audio

The question I asked myself was "Could I put together a quality surround sound budget audio system for $500.00?" The answer depended on what kind of system I put together. For the purposes of this exercise, the system had to be 5.1 and include a sound receiver,...

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